TV Veteran Alok Nath Accused Of Rape By Director

In another shocking headline today, the TV and film veteran Alok Nath is accused of rape and ruining her by film director Vinta Nanda. The writer of popular mid-90s drama serial Tara.

In her Facebook post where she didn’t explicitly name Alok, but hinted on the name saying ”most #Sanskaari (Cultured) person in the film and television industry.” She later confirmed to IANS that she referred to Alok Nath. Here is what Vinta had to say:

Vinta said that when all this happened, the general culture in the industry was to stay silent and normalize the behaviour. She adds that she would have spoken at that time as well if she had a platform like Facebook and assurance that people will hear her story and trust her.

Alok has however brushed off the accusations strategically and said that he will neither accept nor reject. He said maybe the rape did happen, but someone else did it. Alok also said that Vinta in a way is what she is just because of him. He added that it is pointless to say his side of the story because the world will only believe what a woman has to say.

 “at one time she used to be such a good friend… today she said such a big thing. In a way, it was me who made her what she is. It is useless to react on the allegations as in today’s world whatever a woman says, only that will be considered. In such a situation, it would be wrong to say anything.” – said Alok.

Sushant Singh from Cintaa Cinema extended his full support to Vinta and said he will be sending a show-cause notice. He added to follow his suspension, they, unfortunately, have a due process.

The social media community have also expressed their shock and concern on the issue. Here is what the Twitterati has to say:

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